G128: Beltre leads Rangers to 6-5 win over TB

Adrian Beltre was the big deal in this game.  He went 3-3 with a walk, a run scored, and four RBI.  Two of his three hits were a double and a home run.

The Rangers had a second home run this game, it was by Nelson Cruz, his second home run in as many games.  This time though, he did go back to back, which as I said about yesterdays game is always a nice thing to see.  :)

That was it for the big offense of the game.  The Rangers also had seven singles besides the extra base hits I mentioned above.

Noticed in the box score that Ian Kinsler & Geovany Soto left runners in scoring position with two outs.  I just noticed this – when did they add this to box scores?  Or have I just missed it, and it’s been there awhile?

Pitching wise, we handed David Price his fifth loss of the season (vs 16 wins).  He was up against Derek Holland, who did win, and is now 9-6.  I think a lot of people expected Holland to be 16-5 at this point in the 2012 season.  While Holland hasn’t been awful or really truly BAD, I’d say 2012 is a bit of a disappointment for him for sure.   This game he went six, gave up six hits, and five runs, although two were unearned.  I believe that technically qualifies as a quality start, but it doesn’t feel like one.

We won, but it wasn’t a great win.  Other than Beltre.